In Memorium


John C. Foster, born March 4, 1916, died peacefully on November 23, 2007, under hospice care.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Allen Foster. He is survived by his wife Jane Argall Foster, sisters Jane Reed (Jack) of North Carolina and Sue Gibson of Alabama. He has three daughters, Patty Langworthy (Terry) of Illinois, Marti of California, and Barbara of Boulder. He also has three step-children, Judith Dalziel and Woody Argall of California, and Louise Olm (Mark) of Arizona. His granddaughters are Sara and Joanna Langworthy, and Jennifer Olm Jargstorf (Jeff). John also has three unofficially adopted grandchildren, Jon Bromfield (Jen), Cindy Young (Todd), and Joey Bromfield, all of Denver, and six great-grandchildren.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1938 and retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years at the rank of Colonel, with over 5,000 hours of flying time. During World War II, Colonel Foster commanded the 21st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the 14th Air Force in China. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal, recognizing several exceptionally long missions over enemy territory in his P-38. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

As John later wrote of his retirement years, "He is involved in community and church matters, and some golf." He was a member of the Denver Country Club, the Denver Athletic Club, Gyro, Daedalians, and St. Barnabus Episcopal Church.

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